It's nearly all over! One more leisurely day tomorrow to finish everything off - make the shoes look pretty; pull the lasts; put in the socks; and tie the laces.
We motored today and everyone is nearly finished.
Here's a summary of today's activities
After rasping the heel, they glassed them and the edges.
Next came sanding with 80, 120 and 240 grit aluminium oxide paper.
Edges too. we do it like this to get a concave finish on the edge so that the iron fits well.
They ironed the edges.
Glassed the soles and top pieces
Sanded the soles to a peachy finish.
Inking the soles, heels, edges and welts.
What a happy bunch we are.
Last day tomorrow - boo. I love my job!
Until tomorrow, happy shoemaking!